We will be preparing for Mearfest today, which takes place on the 2nd of September. This will be our first gig since the Chris Holmes tour, so we’re excited about getting out there and playing again.
Mearfest has always been a very special occasion for this band, in fact, the “Crisis” era of the band played Mearfest twice back in the day, the first time at the Borderline in London and the second at the Carlisle in Hastings. This will be the 14th Mearfest show held in total. This year is Mearfest Flame, at the Queen’s Hall in Nuneaton. This is of particular significance to me as to be frank, I wasn’t even supposed to be playing guitar at this event. I have a case of chronic bursitis and calcific tendonitis, something I have fought with for close to a decade now which now requires surgery. I was due to be operated on in July however this has now been delayed until later this year (hopefully). I am now available to play the event (and subsequent tour) whereas we had drafted in an ex-member to cover for me for this show, who has now been stood down.
Mearfest Flame not only features us, but bands you may know, another East Anglian band called Hedra who are based out of Norwich, you have another band from the new era called Chemikill, General Jack who are new to us, NWOBHM legends in Quartz, Troyen, and Desolation Angels as well as Stormchild who were originally formed in 1979. The Queens Hall is a fantastic venue, we played there twice back in the day in 2011 and 2013, as well as playing the second stage there (the Crew) more recently with Kev Riddles Baphomet in 2022. This will be our only show before the Fire Down Under Tour with Riot Act, and our last midlands show for 2023, so we hope to see you there.
You can still grab tickets from: https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/mearfest-flame-queens-hall-tickets/13083075?REFERRAL_ID
I hope to see as many of you at the show as possible. Today is our first rehearsal in a few weeks as Liam buggered off to Bloodstock! I am looking forward to getting back to work today!